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Dave Petersen, Tucson, AZ. (firstname.lastname@example.org) 1/2/2011
This Stirling fan engine is a James Senft design built around a tea
candle stand. A 20mm displacer cylinder of Pyrex matched to a 5/8 inch
copper power cylinder drive an eight inch diameter fan of brass in the
300 to 350 RPM range. A 2 oz. lab burner allows over 2.5 hours run time.
A heat shield at the bottom of the displacer cylinder above the flame
helps prevent heat traveling into the body of the engine and 3 layers of
1/16 inch cork on the radiator baseplate further isolate excessive
heat. First run in April 2008 I have this engine going weekly at my
computor desk on a diet of rubbing alchohol. It's an engine with a
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWJb1P4dfAU Thanks! Dave
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